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TOEIC® Speaking and Writing Tests Score Overview

TOEIC® Speaking and Writing test responses are scored based on specific evaluation criteria. Depending upon which version of the test was taken, test takers will receive a Speaking score, Writing score or both with a combined scale score.

Score Descriptors

Scores fall into ranges called proficiency levels, which summarize specific skill strengths and weaknesses. To read the description of each proficiency level, see the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Score Descriptors.

Speaking Test Scores

  • Questions 1–10 are rated on a scale of 0–3.
  • Question 11 is rated on a scale of 0–5.
  • The sum of the ratings is converted to a scaled score of 0–200.
  • Eight proficiency levels are provided.

Writing Test Scores

  • Questions 1–5 are rated on a scale of 0–3.
  • Questions 6–7 are rated on a scale of 0–4.
  • Question 8 is rated on a scale of 0–5.
  • The sum of the ratings is converted to a scaled score of 0–200.
  • Nine proficiency levels are provided.

Scoring Process

ETS uses a rigorous scoring process to ensure fair, reliable results. Test responses are sent through a secure online system and scored by certified and calibrated ETS raters, who are closely monitored throughout the process.

Multiple raters independently score responses to the Speaking and Writing tests. This ensures a level of fairness in the scoring process that traditional one-on-one interviews alone cannot provide.

For alternate scoring information for test takers with disabilities, please see the Disability Accommodations Guidelines.

Score Validity

Scores are used to measure a test taker's English proficiency at the time that a test is administered. Because English-language skills may improve or decline over time, a score report will not be reissued if two years have passed since taking the test. ETS does not require ETS Preferred Network members to retain test administration data beyond two years.